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Table 2 The rates of change of the proportion of public and private insured episodes pre and post federal cut points 2 (Medicare) and 8 (Lifetime Health Cover).

From: Development of a health care policy characterisation model based on use of private health insurance

Age Group Gender Payment Classification Rate of change in proportion
(% change in 1 year)
Change of Direction Difference in Rate (% change in 1 year)
Federal cut point 2 1982–83 1983–84   
0–16 years M Public 2.14 22.45 NO 20.312
  F   2.60 19.73 NO 17.135
  M Private Insured -2.99 -20.32 NO 17.333
  F   -3.35 -17.65 NO 14.296
17–39 years M Public 4.27 22.82 NO 18.549
  F   3.10 15.83 NO 12.730
  M Private Insured -5.17 -18.88 NO 13.709
  F   -3.87 -14.46 NO 10.590
40–69 years M Public 1.38 14.87 NO 13.489
  F   1.88 10.52 NO 8.647
  M Private Insured -1.99 -13.35 NO 11.362
  F   -2.44 -9.45 NO 7.002
70+ years M Public 0.17 5.96 NO 5.797
  F   1.40 2.80 NO 1.401
  M Private Insured -0.68 -5.35 NO 4.674
  F   -1.91 -2.28 NO 0.370
Federal cut point 8 1998–99 1999–00   
0–16 years M Public 0.90 -2.49 Yes 3.398
  F   0.74 -1.95 Yes 2.691
  M Private Insured -1.13 3.09 Yes 4.219
  F   -1.06 3.08 Yes 4.143
17–39 years M Public 0.35 -1.85 Yes 2.196
  F   1.44 -1.03 Yes 2.475
  M Private Insured -0.43 2.81 Yes 3.232
  F   -1.69 1.98 Yes 3.672
40–69 years M Public 2.04 -2.74 Yes 4.787
  F   2.12 -1.01 Yes 3.129
  M Private Insured -2.17 3.20 Yes 5.362
  F   -1.97 1.63 Yes 3.608